TWAS Plus - Vol. 5 No. 5 - September 2019
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TOP STORY  At a time of geopolitical tension between many of the world's nuclear powers, the work of encouraging an end to nuclear weapons testing might be a cause for pessimism. But for Lassina Zerbo, the executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), optimism is essential for a science diplomat – optimism, tempered by realism. Zerbo delivered the Paolo Budinich Science Diplomacy Lecture in Trieste, Italy, and conducted a filmed interview with TWAS.  More
OPPORTUNITIES

Chemists up to age 40 from S&T lagging countries may be nominated for the prestigious TWAS-Atta-ur-Rahman Award.
Deadline: 30 September.

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NEWS

Laos' economy may flourish by changing old-fashioned agriculture and orienting scientific efforts to local needs, says TWAS Fellow Bounthong Bouahom.

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IAP

What role do science centres and science museums have in science literacy? IAP and other experts met in Bangkok to shape future guidelines.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Under the TWAS-UNESCO associateship, qualified scientists may seek collaboration at selected centres in the Global South.
Deadline: 2 December.

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IAP

Toxic urban biology is undermining human health, Brazilian pathologist Paulo Saldiva explains in the latest IAP Urban Health video.

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NEWS

TWAS Executive Director Romain Murenzi met with top Chinese science leaders to explore deepening cooperation.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Institutes in developing countries may invite world research leaders under the TWAS visiting expert programme.
Deadline: 1 October.

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NEWS

Participants in the annual AAAS-TWAS workshop developed sophisticated science diplomacy courses they could teach in their home countries.

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OPPORTUNITIES

TWAS fellowships offer early career scientists the chance for research and advanced training at institutes in the Global South.
Deadline: 1 October.

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NEWS

An OPCW-IAP-TWAS workshop showed scientists the dark side of beneficial chemistry and biology research – and the importance of responsible conduct.

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OWSD

The new OWSD national chapter in Zambia will work to give women a stronger role in setting the country's development agenda.

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NEWS

Former TWAS President Jacob Palis of Brazil won ICTP's Spirit of Abdus Salam Award for his "extraordinary contribution" to global science. 

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NEWS

Meet TWAS's newest class of Fellows and Young Affiliates: explore our online directory and learn about their work and its impact.

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